Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Rivers. It is the principal city of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses all of Calhoun county. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 52,347, while the MSA population was 136,146.
The World's Longest Breakfast Table
The Battle Creek Field of Flight Entertainment Festival is an air show and balloon event held yearly in Battle Creek.
International Festival of Lights
The Taste of Battle Creek
Battle Creek houses one of the branches of The Music Center, which serves South Central Michigan.
The Music Center offers many musical opportunities, including the Battle Creek Girls Chorus, the Battle Creek Boychoir, Ars Voce, the Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Sojourner Truth Choir, private lessons, and classes for all ages.
Sojourner Truth Choir is a gospel choir, directed by Pauline Norris. The choir is made up of school aged children, seven and up.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,491, and the median income for a family was $43,564. Males had a median income of $36,838 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,424. About 10.7% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.
WBCK-FM (95.3 FM), a news/talk outlet
WBXX (104.9 FM), "Mix 104-9", playing adult contemporary music
WFPM-LP (99.5 FM), featuring black gospel programming
W222BB (WSAE) 92.3 FM Adult Contemporary
WKFR 103.3 FM Battle Creek, MI Top-40
WBFN 1400 AM Battle Creek, MI Sports
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Caribbean Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 515 Capital Avenue Southwest - Battle Creek, MI (269) 964-9270
Diversity Hair Care - Category: Black Hair Salons - 132 Van Buren Street West - Battle Creek, MI (269) 965-2335
G Q Barber Shop - Category: Barber - 5 Sylvan Street - Battle Creek, MI (269) 962-4267
Sally Beauty Supply - Category: Beauty Supply - 5424 Beckley Rd Ste D - Battle Creek, MI (616) 979-4980
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Soulfood Grannys - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 265 Howland Street - (502) Battle Creek, MI (269) 223-7176
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Gerald Blanchard and Nancy Brown presents Robert Owens' art song Genius Child as a part of a lecture/recital titled "The Evolution of the African American Art Song." The event was held at the Davidson Performing Arts Center in Battle Creek, MI.
Gary Fields Comedy Club Theatre - Category: Comedy Club - REVIEW: "The one & only comedy club in Battle Creek Is a great hang out for locals & visitors alike Known for their delicious chicken wings" - 51 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI (269) 965-4646
Annual Soul Food Luncheon February Held at KCCís Student Center, located at 450 North Avenue in Battle Creek (312) 263-0456)
BBQ spare ribs, fried chicken, mixed greens, candied sweet potatoes, macaroni & cheese, cornbread, hoppin john black-eyed peas & rice, and more.
Summerfest and Black Arts Festival August Held at the Kellogg Arena
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Promoting cultural and ethnic exchange for the enrichment of the Battle Creek community.
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